Protests

What You Should Know about the 2019 Hong Kong Protests
What You Should Know about the 2019 Hong Kong Protests

Daily protests in Hong Kong have been going on for more than two months, leading a top Chinese official to…

Iran’s Economic Troubles Gives US Diplomatic Tool - Iran Economy
Iran’s Economic Troubles Gives US Diplomatic Tool

Sanctions and corruption have stunted Iran’s economic growth, and reforms will be difficult because of entrenched interests. This gives American policymakers a crucial diplomatic tool.

Iraq Protests: A Hot, Thirsty, and Angry Iraq is One Glimpse into the Region’s Future
A Hot, Thirsty, and Angry Iraq is One Glimpse into the Region’s Future

Earlier this month, large parts of southern Iraq rose in tumult and turmoil as hot, thirsty, and angry citizens complained about unemployment, lack of services, corruption, lack of water, and lack of electricity in a country with the world’s fifth largest proven oil reserves.

Church Nicaragua Crisis
The Church and Nicaragua’s Crisis

While Nicaragua’s government has resorted to repressive tactics like organizing paramilitary forces to fight protesters, the church is one of the remaining institutions that still enjoys popular support and legitimacy.

Can Youth Democracy Movements Survive in Hong Kong?
Can Youth Democracy Movements Survive in Hong Kong?

The biggest demonstration of civil disobedience in China since Tiananmen Square was led by high school youths. The recent protests in Hong Kong have proven that there is a credible movement against the Chinese Communist Party.

Religious Intolerance Alive in British Politics DUP Conservative Party Tim Farron
Religious Intolerance Alive in British Politics

After the UK general election this month, reactions to a Tory minority government with DUP support and Tim Farron’s privately-held Christian beliefs reveal religious intolerance in British politics.

The Donald and El Papa Must Save Venezuela
The Donald and El Papa Must Save Venezuela

Christians and all people of goodwill the world over should pray and hope that in the half hour they met with one another, President Trump and Pope Francis discussed how to go about saving Venezuela from its continued descent into desperation and lawlessness.

#FeesMustFall
South Africa’s #FeesMustFall Movement and the Future of Democracy in Africa

With student protests at the University of Missouri resulting in the resignation of that school’s president and concerns about Halloween costumes at Yale sparking a national debate about the commensurability of deeply held values such as free speech and anti-racism, the American conversation about what colleges and universities can and should promise students has entered a moment of reignited intensity. A similar conversation is raging in South Africa.